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Video: Brunner’s mind-blowing shootout winner

Jan 21, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

Cam Atkinson‘s disallowed shootout goal seemed primed to be the most memorable moment of the Detroit Red Wings’ eventual 4-3 SO win against the Columbus Blue Jackets until … this happened:

Damien Brunner was the author of that jaw-dropper, which was deemed a legal – and thus deciding – shootout goal.

The 26-year-old rookie probably felt pretty frustrated before he unleashed that dazzling move. In his first two games, the Swiss-born forward collected nine shots on goal but zero points.

He’ll need to score in regulation or overtime to keep hold of his Lottery ticket-assignment alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, although this display argues that he deserves the benefit of the doubt.

Here are the full highlights:

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  1. pensswag91 - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Wow. Detroit may have found their new gem.

    • polegojim - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:41 AM

      Marvelous shot… and MUCH better game… well last two periods… from the Red Wings.

      I don’t mean just the win… I mean the EFFORT, intensity… and HITTING!

      BTW – this is NOT last years BlueJackets club… those guys play well.

      • jpelle82 - Jan 22, 2013 at 9:36 AM

        good game, bob made some great saves. jackets dont look too bad in front of him.

      • crambow - Jan 22, 2013 at 10:25 AM

        Totally agree. I took pause when I saw the money line for CBJ being only a +105. Turns out Vegas verified their homework. That was a great game to watch. CBJ fans should be excited about their remaining season ahead.

  2. 19to77 - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Pavel who?

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Datsyukian indeed.

  4. 13datsyuk13 - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Pavel Datsyuk, the guy who tied the game. That’s who.

    • 19to77 - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      Untwist your panties, I’m not comparing the two. Just marvelling at that beauty of a winner! =D

  5. csilojohnson - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Amazing goal.

  6. thehighcountrybear - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Tarasenko had better not waver, or the Calder’s coming home to Detwa!

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Jan 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Brunner’s age makes him ineligible unfortunately.

    • hockeydon10 - Jan 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      He’s too old for the Calder.

  7. hallsy86 - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Bobrovsky played awesome. Philly traded the wrong goalie!

  8. thehighcountrybear - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Take it back…surprised to learn Brunner is 26, and is too old for rookie of the year? Must be 25 through September 15 of season in question…

  9. Stiller43 - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    “full hightlights?”

    All i saw was one shootout goal, WITH full review, that ended up being dis-allowed

  10. redwingsfan999 - Jan 22, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Great move

  11. howiehandles - Jan 22, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    That was outstanding.

  12. mnhockey24 - Jan 22, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    not sure why this move is such a big deal its been used before yes it is a good move nice goal but everyone seem to act like they’ve never seen it before

    • hockeydon10 - Jan 22, 2013 at 10:08 AM

      Because it’s his first season in the NHL after being touted as a great find in the Euro leagues. Often times players that are hyped up for being great in the Euro leagues don’t pan out very well in the NHL.

      Fabian Brunnstrom anyone? He was chased by a bunch of teams before signing with Dallas. He starts with a hat trick his first game, then simply falls off a cliff. It’s this dynamic that has people paying attention to Brunner and how his play develops over the coming season.

  13. govtminion - Jan 22, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Great game overall, first one I’ve had the chance to watch beginning-to-end this season. These aren’t the same old Blue Jackets- they look a lot better this year. Maybe losing Nash is what they needed? I recall the Thrashers (remember them?) suddenly playing overall better hockey after losing Kovalchuk years ago, they had to suddenly play a style that wasn’t “give Ilya the puck and watch him”. Maybe the same is going on here? Either way, they did a great job. Very pleased with the game, looking forward to another good one tonight.

  14. ironmike778 - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Sweet goal but lets not get carried away. It’s not “mind blowing”.

    • lionstigersandwingsohmy - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      I agree. But then again, it is good to see a positive article about the wings this week.

    • michiganhockey11 - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      You’re right. The move Datsyuk pulled in the KHL a month or so ago was mind blowing…

  15. letsgopens8771 - Jan 22, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Sexy goal.

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